Rochester for All thanks City Council for rejecting a $1.5 million loan to developer Robert Morgan to construct a riverfront apartment complex downtown.

Until Tuesday night’s vote, city officials insisted there was no risk in the deal. We are glad a majority of council members understood it’s not just risky, it’s unethical to loan taxpayer money to someone being investigated by the FBI for his borrowing practices.

Mayor Lovely Warren told the media she may try to get this passed in January. Council Members Matt Haag and Carolee Conklin will be replaced by Warren-backed Mitch Gruber and Willie Lightfoot. This legislation may not be dead yet.

Rochester for All first brought this conflict to light. We’ll continue to fight for good government and against pay-to-play politics. We’ll continue to fight for citizen interests, not corporate interests. We hope Tuesday night’s vote is a sign of things to come.

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